News

2019

Oct. 23
Congratulations to Lauren for passing the Ph.D. qualifying exam!
Oct. 1
Welcome Daihong Huh joining our group as a visiting graduate student.
Sep. 21
Welcome Jihyun Baek joining our group as a new graduate student.
Sep. 13
TomKat supports our seed project to develop Techno-Economic Analysis Tools for Water Treatment System in collaboration with Prof. William Tarpeh (Chemical Engineering) and Prof. Juan Santiago (Mechanical Engineering). (Link)!
June 24
Welcome Daniel King (Texas A&M University) and Menelik James (Prairie View A&M University) joining our group for the summer through 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) !
June 12
Congratulations to Sidi Huang for passing his Ph.D. defense!
May 30
Xinjian Shi receives honorable mention from the Link Foundation, Energy Fellowship Program. Congratulations!
May 17
Congratulations to Thomas M. Gill for being selected as a recipient of the second-round Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) award!
March 12
Xiaolin Zheng was interviewed for the Future of Everything Radio Show by Russ Altman. (Link)
Feb. 28
Warm congratulations to our former group member Dr. Pratap Rao for his recent promotion to Associate Professor with tenure at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)!

2018

Sep. 21
Congratulations to Thomas M. Gill for being selected as one of the 2018 GCEP and Precourt Distinguished Student Lecturers!
Aug. 13
Our former member Prof. Chi Hwan Lee at Purdue has pushed "our Peel-and-stick method" to the circuits level. Our joint work is published in PNAS (Link) and highlighted by Nature Electronics (Link)
Aug. 8
Xinjian's Energy and Environmental Science article paper on "Rapid Flame Doping of Co to WS2 for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution" (Link) is feasured by Stanford News! (Link)
May 21
Xinjian's Advanced Energy Materials paper on "Light-Driven BiVO4-C Fuel Cell with Simultaneous Production of H2O2" (Link) is feasured by Stanford News! (Link)
May 21
Our research is feasured in the series of articles on "Mechanical Engineering: Big and Small"! (Link)
May 17
Congratulations to Dr. Lili Cai for securing a tenture-track faculty position at UIUC! Wish you a great career ahead!
April 25
Congratulations to Xinjian for passing the Ph.D. qualifying exam!
April 15
Congratulations to Thomas Mark Gill for winning the prestigeous NSF fellowship!
March
Xinjian Shi receives the 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Congratulations!
Jan. 1
Congratulations to Dr. Jung Kyu Kim for securing a faculty position at SungKyunKwan University (SKKU)! Way to go, Prof. Kim!

2017

Nov. 30
Dr. Sili Deng and Sidi Huang presented their work on energetic materials in 2017 MRS Fall meeting.
Nov. 30
Xinjian presented their work on electrochemical production of H2O2 in 2017 MRS Fall meeting.
Nov. 9
Congratulations to Jiheng Zhao for passing the Ph.D. defense!
Oct. 18
Xiaolin Zheng presented a talk at the Innovators to Watch session for the 2017 GCEP symposium.(Video)
June 5
Zheng group hosted a lab tour for middle school students from the NBA Math Hoops Championship!
May 4
Ben Levy-Wendt and Sangwook Park have passed their PhD qualifying exams. Congratulations!
April 28
Jiheng Zhao presented his work on passivated Si for solar water splitting in 2017 MRS Spring meeting.
Feb. 24
Dr. Lili Cai receives the 2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Congratulations!

2016

Sep. 13
Xiaolin Zheng has been selected as the 2016 Resonate Award Winner by the Resnick Institute at Caltech. This award recognizes Prof. Zheng for developing new, scalable and low cost methods to fabricate materials for clean energy technologies. (link)
Sep. 12
Welcome Dr. Sili Deng in joining our group as a postdoc! We are excited to have her in our team.
Sep. 8
Farewell to our undergraduate intern Yirui Zhang from Tsinghua! She has been an amazing group member in the summer!
June 14
Farewell to Dr. Venkata Parami! We wish Sharat all the best with his new job at Applied Materials!
June 1
Warm congratulations to Jiheng for winning the prestigious Stanford Graduate Fellowship!
April 7
Colin's JACS's paper on HER Kinetics is selected as the ACS Editor's Choice!
April 7
Our collaboration work on conduction in inverse opals with Prof. Goodson is being featured online at nanotechweb.org (Link)!
April 1
Welcome graduate student Ben Louis Levy-Wendt join us as a rotation student.
March 31
Farewell to Dr. Hong (Colin) Li! We wish Colin all the best with his new Assistant Professor position in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore!
March 31
Farewell to Dr. Lili Cai! We wish Lili all the best with her new postdoc position in Prof. Yi Cui group at MSE, Stanford!
March 1
In Sun's Advanced Energy Material paper gets a cover art treatment!

2015

Nov. 20
Congratulations to Lili Cai on her successful Ph.D. defense!
Nov. 11
Hong Li (Colin)'s paper is published in Nature Materials (Link), (News). Congratulations!
Sep. 18
Welcome Xinjian Shi joining our lab as a new Ph.D. student.
June 19
Hong Li(Colin)'s paper is published in Nature Communications (Link), (News). Congratulations!
May 19
Congratulations to Professor Xiaolin Zheng for the 2015 /Nano Letters/ Young Investigator Lectureship Award. (Link)
May 19
Thirty fifth graders from east palo alto visited our lab to learn about nano.
April 24
Congratulations to Jiheng Zhao for passing the Ph.D. qualification exam! Way to go!
April 6
Welcome Dr.Venkata Sharat Parimi, Sangwook Park and Sidi Huang for joining our group!
March 10
Xiaolin Zheng is honored as a David Filo and Jerry Yang Scholar.

2014

December 3
National Geographic releases a cool video on our research on solar energy and our group members in action! (Video)
October 1
Congratulations to Xiaolin Zheng for her promotion to associate professor with tenure!
Sep. 1
Welcome Dr. Hyun Soo (Eric) Han for joining our group as a new postdoc!
May 15
Xiaolin Zheng was named to the 2014 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers. She is one of 14 people being honored and recognized by National Geographic for being a visionary young trailblazer whose innovative ideas are making a difference in the world. (link) (Video)
May 7
Congratulations to Lili Cai for receiving the MRS Graduate Student Travel Award and the Poster Award!

2013

Dec. 6
Xiaolin Zheng has been honored as one of the innovators among the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by the Foreign Policy Magazine (2013). (link)
Dec. 6
Congratulations to Chi Hwan Lee for receiving MRS Graduate Student Silver Award!
Dec. 6
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on Bridging Combustion and Nanotechnology for the Princeton Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Seminar Series.
Oct. 31
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on the solar fuels for the Caltech Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE) Seminar Series.
Oct. 27
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on solar cells during the 2013 ECS Meeting at San Francisco.
Oct. 10
Xiaolin Zheng presented her invention on peel-and-stick solar cell stickers during 2013 MIT EmTech. (Video)
Sep. 20
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk on the sol-flame synthesis method for the Berkeley Nano Seminar Series.
Sep. 16
Welcome new graduate student Xiao Wang and visiting scholar Mingjie Zhou joining our group!
Sep. 8-9
Xiaolin Zheng presented two invited talks on solar fuels and solar cells during the 2013 ACS Fall Meeting.
Aug. 21
Xiaolin Zheng has been honored as a pioneer on the 2013 TR35 Global list by MIT Technology Review! TR35 recognizes a list of 35 exceptionally talented technologists under the age of 35 whose work has great potential to transform the world. (link)
Aug. 5
Congratulations to Yuma Ohkura on his successful Ph.D. defense!
July 1
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the Sungkyun International Solar Forum 2013 (SISF 2013).
June 28
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the World Class University Program at Seoul National University.
June 12
Congratulations to Jeff Weisse on his successful Ph.D. defense!
May 29
Congratulations to Chi Hwan Lee on his successful Ph.D. defense!
May 21
Congratulations to Dr. In Sun Cho for Honorable mention of his art "Flame-made Nanoforrest" for the Combustion Art Competition in the 8th US National Combustion Meeting!
May 20-22
Yuma Ohkura and Runlai Luo presented their combustion research in the 8th US National Combustion Meeting!
May 16
Congratulations to Chi Hwan Lee for receiving the TechConnect National Innovation Award in Techconnect World 2013.(link)
May 3
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Material Science and Engineering at University of California, Los Angles.
Apr. 22
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the 2013 Spring Convention and Expo for the Adhesive and Sealant Council, Atlanta, GA.
Apr. 18
Congratulations to Pratap Rao on his successful Ph.D. defense!
Apr. 3
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in MRS Spring meeting, Symposium Z on Nanotechnology & Sustainability, San Francisco, USA.
Mar. 29
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical Engineering at University of Connecticut.
Mar. 27
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University.
Mar. 26
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University.
Mar.
In Sun's paper is published in Nature Communications (link). Congratulations!
Mar.
Yunzhe and In Sun's paper in Nano Letter is selected for the cover art. Congratulations!
Mar. 14
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Materials Science Program at University of Wisconsin.
Mar. 3-6
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in International Workshop on Photon Tools for Combustion and Energy Conversion, Argonne National Laboratory.
Feb.
Xiaolin Zheng received the 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant Award from 3M.
Feb. 20
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the Micro-Nano Seminar at MIT.
Feb. 19
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University.
Jan. 7
Xiaolin Zheng gave a tutorial on Combustion Synthesis of Nanomaterials for CNEEC (Video)

2012

Dec. 20
Chi Hwan's paper in Nature Scientific Reports is highlighted by Stanford News, MIT Technology Review, Forbes, Mashable (Multimedia), and others. Congratulations!
Dec. 11
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center Seminar Series at University of California, Berkeley
Dec. 4
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the 19th International Display Workshops at Kyoto in Japan
Nov. 7
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical Engineering at Yale University
Oct. 23
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Oct. 7
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the 2012 ECS Fall Meeting, Symposium E7 on Low-Dimensional Nanoscale Electronic and Photonic Devices in Hawaii, USA
Sep. 25
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jun
Congratulations to Yunzhe Feng on her successful Ph.D. thesis defense!
May 10
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk for the 1st International Conference on Advanced Materials, Energy and Environment, Toledo, Ohio
Apr
Yunzhe and In Sun's paper in Nano Letters is highlighted by Stanford News. Congratulations!
Apr
Congratulations to Jeff Weisse for receiving MRS Best Poster Award! [Jeff's interview video]
Apr.
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting for Symposium AA (Inorganic nanowire and nanotubes synthesis, properties and device applications, San Francisco
Mar. 29,
Xiaolin Zheng presented an invited talk in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University

2011

Dec
Congratulations to Pratap Rao for receiving MRS Graduate Student Silver Award!
Oct
Congratulations to Dong Rip Kim on his successful Ph.D. thesis defense!
Jul
Chi Hwan and Dong Rip's paper in Nano Letters is highlighted by Stanford News, Materials Today, EE Time, You Tube, and Hankyoreh and Yonhap News in South Korea. Congratulations!
Apr
Congratulations to Dong Rip Kim for receiving MRS Graduate Student Silver Award!

2010

Apr
Congratulations to Yuma Ohkura for receiving Study Abroad Fellowship from Japan Student Services Organization!

2009

Jul
Professor Zheng received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. [link]
Jul
Congratulations to Pratap Rao for receiving Link Energy Foundation Fellowship!

2008

Jul
Congratulations to Dong Rip Kim for receiving Link Energy Foundation Fellowship!
Apr
Congratulations to Etosha Cave for receiving NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Mar
Professor Zheng receives the DARPA Young Faculty Award.
Mar
Professor Zheng receives the ONR Young Investigator Program.

2007

17 Oct
"Shining a new light on nanowires" RSC Chemistry World. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Photovoltaics made of nanowires could lead to cheaper solar panels" MIT Technology Review. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Nanowire silicon solar cell for powering small circuits" IEEE Spectrum. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Solar cells thinner than hair strand" Times of India. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Nanowire generates its own spart" News in Science. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Powering nanoelectronics with light" Agence France-Presse. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Super-thin solar cells developed for nanoelectronics" Treehugger.com. [download pdf]
18 Oct
"Invisible solar nano-cells promise clean energy" ZDNet Australia. [download pdf]
17 Oct
"Light-harvesting nanowire could drive tiny devices" NewScientistTech. [download pdf]